On-demand Keoride service to be extended to Avalon Beach

 

Source: Manly Daily

Commuters at the northern end of the peninsula will soon benefit from a new Keoride hub at Avalon Beach.

The on-demand Keoride bus service is to be extended to Avalon Beach. Picture: John Appleyard

The on-demand Keoride bus service is to be extended to Avalon Beach. Picture: John Appleyard

Commuters at the northern end of the peninsula will soon benefit from a new Keoride hub at Avalon Beach.

The on-demand public transport service now takes passengers to their nearest transport hub at Mona Vale, Warriewood or Narrabeen but from Monday people will be able to book a Keoride trip from locations north of Mona Vale Rd to select Avalon Beach as a new transport hub.

This will be in addition to their current option of travelling to Mona Vale’s B-Line bus stop.

Pittwater MP Rob Stokes said the new point will be between Avalon surf club and Avalon Pde and will provide Keoride passengers with improved access to and from Avalon services, including the E88 and L90 city services and the 199 Manly service.

“Passengers in Narrabeen and Ingleside will also benefit with improved access to their nearest transport hubs, with an expansion of Keoride’s service area to include the peninsula along Narrabeen Beach, and additional streets in Ingleside,” he said.

The on-demand Keoride bus service is to be extended to Avalon Beach

The on-demand Keoride bus service is to be extended to Avalon Beach

“The expanded service area will also include the Sydney Academy of Sport, providing a convenient link from the Narrabeen B-Line hub to this regional sporting facility.”

Mr Stokes said that with Keoride’s increasing popularity, and to ensure trips continue to be as efficient as possible, the service’s route optimisation technology may also now ask some passengers to walk a short distance at the start or end of their trip – for example, to a nearby cross street or street corner.

“Passengers who are less mobile will still be able to be picked up and dropped off at their street address, and this preference can be noted on your profile,” he said.

Passengers are welcome to call the Keoride team on 1800 535 743 if they have any questions, or chat with their driver.

Mr Stokes said the Keoride pilot in Pittwater is one of Transport for NSW’s most successful on-demand public transport trials across the state and will be further reviewed later this year to determine the ongoing approach to service delivery.



 

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